The Boss is about to attend a meeting about Dilbert's project. Dilbert is not invited.
Project, meeting, dumb, leader, unhappy, exclude, learn, Boss, Dilbert
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The Boss shows off the new mugs with the motto, "I made a difference."
Leadership, mug, incentive, motto, cash equivalent, difference, empower, Boss, Dilbert, Alice, Wally
Mordac will not upgrade equipment, though he will replace damaged items.
Corporate Services, policy, upgrade, replace, memory, laptop computer, toss, window, damage, suspenders, rethink, Mordac, Wally
Catbert asks that people cling to the outside of planes to reduce air travel expenses.
Policy, airplane, sprint, cling, weed out, dumb, human resources, takeoff, travel expenses, Catbert, Dilbert
The Boss makes changes to Dilbert's idea before circulating it.
Management, idea, visionary, credit, strength, dead, discredit, unimaginative, retread, energising force, Boss, Dilbert
The Boss asks Dilbert to move the budget system to the mainframe, an obsolete technology.
Technology, budget, mainframe, under-utilised, obsolete, standoff, reality versus management, victor, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert says the project failed and the reasons matched his predictions.
Project, wrap-up, failure, slide, presentation, reverse amnesia for managers, success, blame, projector, chart, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert shows the Boss the numbers behind the new strategic plan.
Budget, strategic plan, cognitive dissonance, bad with numbers, irrational, noise, spoink, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert has to bend reality to make the numbers work for the Boss's strategic plan.
Budget, strategic plan, numbers, support, square root, negative number, mobius strip, timeline, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert sits in a vacant cubicle in Marketing so the place looks full for a tour.
Marketing, tour, vacant, cubicle, pretend, Boss, Dilbert, prospective client
The Boss asks Carol why all the words in the word processing document have squiggles under them.
Technology, word processor, words, squiggle, grammar, F1, help, third grade, enrolment form, Boss, Carol
A co-worker describes how he is to be relocated to an undisclosed location.
Office Politics, cubicle, relocate, box, laminate, company ID, pay, constructive criticism, condescending, tone, office supplies, paycheque, company ID, Dilbert, co-worker
Dilbert cuts the project budget to the bone, but the Boss wants him to go with half that amount.
Project, bare minimum, budget, fail, half, start, Dilbert, Boss
Dilbert complains to his mother about being on a doomed project.
Project, budget, doom, fail, humiliation, unconditional love, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom
Dilbert spots some water damage on his mother's ceiling.
Start of saga: Dilbert spots damage in his mother's house
Family, water damage, ceiling, roof, collapse, emergency plan, leap out a window, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom
Dilbert wants to remove the sheetrock from a wall in his mother's house to find out why it's warm.
Family, wall, warm, sheetrock, inspection, defect, smell, propane, Dilbert, Dilbert's Mom
Dilbert's Mom pushes him out the door, and he still finds more things in need of repair.
Family, sidewalk, leave, crack, drainage trench, sump pump, powder keg, yelp, Dilbert's Mom, Dilbert, Dogbert
The Boss cancelled the software upgrade project, the opposite of what Dilbert recommended.
Management, recommend, cancel, software, project, upgrade, opposite, thinner, sit-up, weight loss, Boss, Dilbert
Dilbert gives a presentation, filling in for the Boss.
Presentation, fill-in, irrelevant comparison, budget, project, product development time, average, blindingly obvious insight, computer, fast, projector, chart, Dilbert, co-worker
Carol tells Asok the Boss wants to see him.
Start of saga: Asok is summoned to the Boss's office
Office Politics, office, summon, carpet, thank, hard work, measure, torso, knit, sweater, Carol, Asok
Asok wonders why the Boss wants to see him. Could it be an award for hard work?
Office Politics, summon, carpet, office, award, intern, air duct, bug, Asok, Carol, Boss, Wally
Asok arrives in the Boss's office wondering why he's been summoned.
Management, summon, carpet, office, crawl, air duct, outdoor, building, Asok, Boss
Asok thinks his life is one big joke.
Philosophy, joke, telephone, actual life, good part, lunch, Asok, Wally, Dilbert
Wally tells the Boss the wavy pattern on the carpet is making him dizzy.
Health, pattern, carpet, dizzy, sleep, sick, groggy, Wally, Boss
Wally takes sick days for unusual reasons, Catbert says.
Health, sick day, unusual reason, fly, shampoo, lather, rinse, hair, excuse, Catbert, Wally
Dogbert presents a report that recommends big changes, knowing they're too big to be fully implemented.
Consultant, Dogbert the Consultant, report, change, coward, implement, fault, ignore, imbecile, hurry, ear, Dogbert, Wally, Boss, Dilbert, Alice
The Safety Department says the drinking water is safe, the Boss says.
Safety, drink, water, test, bottled water, Boss, Wally, Dilbert
A health nut tries to get Dilbert to join in some organised physical activity.
Office Politics, run, fifty-mile, triathlon, entry form, leap, geosynchronous, orbit, health nut, Dilbert
The Boss announces new laptops will be obsolete machines made by Osborne.
Technology, laptop, computer, Osborne, floppy drive, Internet time, obsolete, Boss, Dilbert, Wally
The Boss sits on Dilbert's idea for too long, and other companies have filled in the gap.
Management, Internet, business, idea, IPO, buy, stock, share, Boss, Dilbert